Protoform: MULIFAA [PN] Name of a constellation and a lunar month: *mu(l,n)ifa(a)

Description: Name of a constellation and a lunar month: *mu(l,n)ifa(a)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 With the EFU description of the constellation, compare Tuvalu kete fakamuli faa 'basket with four corners' (Rby).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Munifa Nom d'une constellation servant à désigner la septième lune futunienne (octobre). Elle est figurée par quetre étoiles qui, par leur position, ressemblent assez à la croix du sud. Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Mangaia Muriaʔa The month of April to May (obs) (Sta)
Mangareva Muri/muriaʔa Mois dans le calendrier mangarévien; fourth month (Buck) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Miria A month name marked by the star Tautoru (Buck 1932) (Jmr)
Penrhyn Muriaha The ninth month in the pre-Christian calendar (Buck) (Sta)
Rarotongan Muri-aa An ancient festival: a lunar month of the year (Sve)
Samoan Mulifaa The name of a month, August-September (Prt)
Tokelau Mulifaa The third traditional month of a Tokelau year, corresponding to late February - early March (Sma)
Tongan Munifa A month-name: December-January (Collocott 1922) (Jmr)
Tuamotu Muriaha The name of the third or fifth (or twelfth) month of the year (Stn)

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